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A third of workers are “pulling sickies” – how should HR react?
Petru Tinca • 

A third of workers are “pulling sickies” – how should HR react?

Over 30% of employees admit to calling in sick, when they’re not actually sick. This article looks at the reasons why, and how HR can help to address this.

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rolled-up holiday pay under new 2024 legislation
Abbi Melville • 

How to calculate rolled-up holiday pay under new 2024 legislation

For casual or seasonal workers, holiday entitlement can be complicated. Here’s how to simplify that, with a process called “rolled-up holiday pay”.

How research says you should design your office in 2024
Abbi Melville • 

How research says you should design your office in 2024

What should office designers be doing in 2024, to satisfy a workforce that demands flexibility? We look at what the research tells us.

Day One Flexible Working Right
Abbi Melville • 

How to seamlessly incorporate the new ‘Day One Flexible Working Right’ into your business

On 6th April 2024, the UK introduced day-one flexible working rights – giving employees the right to request flexible working on the same day they start a job.

Do coffee breaks really increase productivity
Petru Tinca • 

Do coffee breaks really increase productivity?

Do you shudder every time one of your team members heads to the coffee station? Maybe you shouldn’t – coffee breaks could increase productivity by up to 23%.

Sense Service Connections
Ilia Tsvetkov • 

Say hello to integrations with Sense Service Connections

We’re excited to introduce our latest addition to Sense Automate (aka Workflows): Service Connections.

Six signs to spot a flight risk employee
Abbi Melville • 

Six signs to spot a flight risk employee

Around one in three UK employees are considered a “flight risk” – either looking for new work, or open to new work. Here are six signs to help you spot them.

Can HR give a bad reference in the UK?
Abbi Melville • 

Can HR give a bad reference in the UK?

Can HR managers in the UK give a bad reference? It’s not strictly illegal – but you may land yourself in legal hot water, so caution is advised!

Five useful reports HR should be producing
Abbi Melville • 

Five useful reports HR should be producing

Everybody has questions for HR. So here are five useful reports that HR should be producing to show a useful picture of their workforce.

How to counter offer without destroying existing staff morale
John Crowley • 

How to counter offer without destroying existing staff morale

Many of you may have experienced that sinking feeling when a valued employee hands in their resignation letter. When you learn that your star employee has a juicy offer in hand from the competition, this makes it all the worse. This represents a very delicate PR situation as the soon-to-be-departed’s colleagues will be watching their employer’s […]